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2021-03-31 6:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 9 (Sprints, 5K, 10K, Whatever)
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Well gang I have made up my mind and had help with the decision through day to day life. I will not be doing Texas 70.3 as I have not trained and in a lot of cases not had time to train. I also with my wife’s anger have decided to sell / trade my Tri bike for an XC or light Trail mountain bike. What I’ve decided would be best is to keep running and swimming while utilizing mountain bike trails while we camp or I have time to access them. I will also utilize a good in door training for it. With this I will be ready and able for road or trail events as well as Xterra off road triathlons. I have also found that there are a lot more long distance endurance mountain bike events than I ever imagined. My goal is to have everything in place and ready to roll at the start of April. I’ll keep those still here up to date with the process. I look forward to doing something similar but largely different


Hey Todd,

I'm interested on your thoughts as to the type of bike you'll use for Xterra. What do you look for?



2021-04-02 2:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 9 (Sprints, 5K, 10K, Whatever)
Overheard a several swimmers at the pool this am talking about the Galveston Tx Ironman event coming up on the 12th....they’ve been hard at it in the pool since late winter;

I just did my normal slow swim!!!
2021-05-01 11:14 PM
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Hi Turtles,

It's been very quiet here. I hope everybody is okay.

I did my first 10 KM run this morning as part of a local running festival. Pleased to report that I was able to run non stop over a fairly hilly course in 1:11:32. This is the longest distance I've run.

How is everybody else doing? Any training in progress or events on the horizon?

2021-05-04 5:53 AM
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Rod that’s awesome and a really good time. It’s obvious your are making big improvements in your run and overall endurance/ fitness.

I did a 10 K trail run during Easter and have another 10K run this Saturday in the hill country. Just like the last one I did the ranch I’m running at is less than 2 miles from the State Park where we are camping. I did get my XC bike (Santa Cruz Highball) and have loved it but this trip will only be the second weekend I’ve got to ride it on trails for any length of time. My work schedule is just killing me right now and trying to get my daughter through her last few months of High School and off to college isn’t helping either. I am going to try to attach a photo of my XC bike to this post and to answer your previous question they are lighter than a standard mountain bike and like a TT bike they have a geometry that is supposed to minimize fatigue and help with endurance for long rides.



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2021-05-11 9:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 9 (Sprints, 5K, 10K, Whatever)
Hey Turtles!

Are we actually going to do this this year? I have just started up again and I deferred my CDA 70.3 to the new Washington 70.3 this September. Lot's of cob webs to break through.

Tom
2021-05-12 9:15 PM
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Welcome back. It’s very hit and miss in here right now, but I’m starting to have a little more time and able to actually do some things.

So the 10 K trail run this past weekend was difficult but beautiful (see pics) and fun. Learned some more lessons, need true trail shoes, more strength work, I don’t like trail running with a phone, and there is no such thing as a pace in trail running because the terrain dictates everything. I did the 6.83 mile run with almost 1400 feet of climbing in 1:31 for roughly mid way in my age group. I am really enjoying off road after the two races and it is a much different group. It has also been awesome to be able to make them a part of our camping weekends with anyone getting mad or it complicating things.




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2021-05-13 8:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 9 (Sprints, 5K, 10K, Whatever)
I'm a big fan of the Topo's for trail runners. I have the Ultra's. Check out REI. They have an awesome return policy and a lot of trial runners to choose from. I also love a large toe box for my trail runners (which Topo's have).

Glad to be back. Having a real hard time getting the motivation back to last years levels. I think I need to define a different reason for doing this besides the race, because that may not happen and I want to get through this training plan from start to finish. Just turned 50 this year and I want to get into good shape if nothing else.
2021-05-14 8:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Todd’s Tri Turtles 9 (Sprints, 5K, 10K, Whatever)
Hi Turtles,

All this talk & pics regarding trail running has raised my curiosity and I'm checking out some local events. Stay tuned.

Todd, Great looking bike. We don't have too many Santa Cruz here. The ones we do are top end, MTB with lots of shocks etc.

Rockhead, I'm a great believer in following a plan and there are a lot out there. Why not sign up for an event and customize a plan to suit your time availability and what will get you across the finish line.

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